A third of people say they can’t be themselves around their partner

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Almost half of Brits don’t feel comfortable being their true selves, a new report has shown.

Research by Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has found that some 48 per cent of people in the UK feel apprehensive about showing their true character.

Moreover, the report showed that one-in-three (38 per cent) don’t even feel comfortable being themselves in front of their partner.

A further 37 per cent said they can’t be themselves with friends, while a huge 76 per cent said they were uncomfortable showing their authentic self to colleagues.

Being You: The Index was a study carried out by Innis & Gunn and it has uncovered the nation’s fear of self-expression.

The beer brand hopes to create a movement to ‘encourage originality, creativity, passion and purpose’. To do so, they’ve enlisted consultant psychologist and broadcaster Honey Langcaster-James to help explain their findings.



Half of us are hiding our true nature

Honey said: “In recent times, many of us have had to become accustomed to wearing masks in our everyday lives. However, on a more psychological and emotional level, we’ve actually been covering ourselves in other ways long before this.

“We’re deeply social beings, and the opinions of others matters to us, so we often wear a kind of psychological mask whenever we present ourselves in ways we think we ought to be, or when we say the things we think we should say.

“We live in a world that we perceive to be very judgemental, and this means we don’t feel free to be our true selves. That can leave us stressed and disconnected.

“Staying true to your authentic self and daring to stand out also gives you freedom and makes you feel liberated. Self-acceptance is key – by being honest and accepting yourself, you start to avoid the need for acceptance from anyone else, and that is what gives you true freedom.”

Fear of judgment and rejection were the main obstacles highlighted by those holding back their true character, especially among those under 34.

Dougal Gunn Sharp, founder of Innis & Gunn, said: “Being You: The Index is a starting point for us, helping to show those who may be holding back their true selves from shining, that they’re not alone.

“Our stats show those who are true to themselves feel happy, free, authentic and original – and we’d like to encourage more people towards this way of living.

“At Innis & Gunn, being ourselves and doing our own thing has allowed us the freedom to make beers we love and hoped others would enjoy too.

“Our mission, ‘Be You, Stay Original’ comes from our belief that the world is a better place when people can just be themselves. It’s at the heart of everything we do, it has made us who we are today, and we now want to go further and celebrate the originality of others.”

To view Being You: The Index visit https://www.innisandgunn.com/beingyou.



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